Author: Michael Fraiman

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Best Playgrounds in Niagara Falls for Families & Children

These parks are more than just empty fields with a playground in the middle.

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The Best East and Southeast Asian Food in Niagara Falls

A definitive list of the top Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants in the city.

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Best Indian and South Asian Restaurants in Niagara Falls

Before we dig into the best South Asian food in Niagara Falls, let’s do a little demographic data digging. In 2011, according to the National Household Survey, there were 1,020 South Asians living in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Skip ahead a decade, and by 2021 you’ve got 5,810. That’s a 469% jump. For comparison, the next...

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Niagara Falls Bird Kingdom: Is it Worth the Money?

Come for the birds, stay for the 1800s Javanese tea house.

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The Best Recreation and Multi-Use Trails in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is known for its nature. Usually, tourists will assume that just means the waterfalls—which aren’t that natural, really—but if you trek farther afield than the nicely manicured green spaces along Horseshoe Falls, you’ll find more casual, spacious, rustic treks and walks to enjoy. The city’s real gems...

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Is the Wild West Coaster on Clifton Hill Worth the Money?

The ride is in 6D, and each D costs more than $1.

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Are the Clifton Hill Go Karts Worth It?

Niagara Speedway Review: Is the colossal attraction worth the double-digit price tag?

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Is Clifton Hill’s Ghost Blasters Worth It?

What: Ghost Blasters interactive laser-gun ride Price: $5 Length: 3 minutes Rundown: This is a pretty basic ride: you sit in a small car on electric tracks, gripping a laser-pointer gun, and shoot mediocre-looking 3D ghosts as they pop up. You compete with your seat neighbours to see who gets the highest score. There are apparently...

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The Best Thrift Shops in Niagara Falls (That Aren’t Value Village or Goodwill)

Yes, yes, everyone loves Value Village. Goodwilld is a decent company. The folks at Salvation Army believe they’re doing God’s work. But if you’re ignoring the small-business thrift stores, you’re missing out on some real gems. The smaller spots tend to be better curated and staffed, and become more of a community...

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The Best Pizza in Niagara Falls

Finding the best slice in a city is as obvious as a pepperoni pizza. But Niagarans might be spoiled for choice: between our abundance of dine-in Italian restaurants (owing to our above-average ratio of Italian Canadians), family-friendly tourist spots and cheap by-the-slice neigbourhood joints, pizza is one category of food we can enjoy...

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